PARCHMAN, MS —
Three more inmates are dead at a Mississippi prison that has been besieged by violence in recent weeks.
The State’s Department of Corrections announced Tuesday that two inmates were killed at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman on Monday night, just after a prisoner hanged himself there Saturday.
“At this moment, it appears to be an isolated incident — not a continuation of the recent retaliatory killings,” the department said on Twitter in reference to the latest case.
A chaplain is now trying to reach the inmates’ families to notify them of the deaths, and the department said it is investigating.
Five inmates were killed and an undisclosed number of others were injured during an outbreak of violence in Mississippi’s prison system between Dec. 29, 2019, and Jan. 3. Three of those five deaths were at Parchman. Two other inmates also broke out of the troubled facility earlier this month but were captured.
BY: Greg Norman
PUBLISHED: Fox News